BOYS SOCCER: Monday's roundup
COLONIAL PARK >> Facing a tough non-league opponent in Central Dauphin East on Monday evening, Shippensburg more than held its own for a half.
But a goal by the Panthers led to a dominating second half and the Greyhounds were handed a 6-1 boys soccer defeat.
"We were up 1-0, but they scored a goal with about 1:10 left in the half," Ship coach Warren Jones said. "I thought we played really well in the first half. We passed the ball well and the defense did a nice job – Spencer (McKenna) had a couple of nice saves on breakaways. But they had a lot of speed and they exploded in a couple of bursts in the second half."
Matt West got the goal for the Hounds (6-8-1) when he bombed in a direct kick in the 30th minute.
Niko Zervanos scored a goal and had a pair of assists in the second half for CD East (9-3).
CD East 6, Shippensburg 1
First half — (S) Matt West, direct kick, 30th, (E) Hassan Ndigejeje, asst. Kenny Sheckard, 39th.
Second half — (E) Adam Chabaoui, asst. Ali Demiri, 48th, (E) Demiri, asst. Niko Zervanos, 50th, (E) Zervanos, asst. Ndigejeje, 55th, (E) Julio Kosongo, asst. Zervanos, 61st, (E) Obiazie Chinati, asst. Ndigejeje, 60th.
Shots — Ship 7, CDE 16; Corner kicks — Ship 2, CDE 3; Saves — Ship 4 (Spencer McKenna 3, Brandon Crouse 1), CDE 3 (Shawn Orlando).
JV score — CD East 2, Shippensburg 0.
SOUTHERN FULTON 5, NORTHERN BEDFORD 1 >> Southern Fulton broke its four-game losing streak with a 5-1 Sideling Hill League win over Northern Bedford thanks to a hat trick by midfielder Chase Varner – his third three-goal game of the year. Varner netted two goals in the first half, and his third with just 10 minutes remaining.
The Indians' Raymond Truax netted his first of two goals in the first minute of play, followed just five minutes later with his second goal, assisted by Varner. Southern Fulton (3-6, 2-4 SHL) scored four goals in the first half, including a direct kick by Varner in the eighth minute.
"We played an excellent first half," Southern Fulton coach Scott Varner said. "We have not had practice in four days straight and I thought we would come out sluggish, but that wasn't the case tonight. They came out in the first half and played with a lot of intensity and set the tone early with some quick scoring and solid defense."
Southern Fulton 5
Northern Bedford 1
N. Bedford01—1S. Fulton41—5
First half — (SF) Raymond Truax, asst. Benji Voight, 1st min., (SF) Truax, asst. Chase Varner 6th, (SF) Varner, direct kick, 8th, (SF) Varner, 11th.
Second half — (NB) A.Detwiler, asst. B.Defibaugh, 15th, (SF) Varner, asst. Juan Mazariegos, 30th.
Shots — NB 8, SF 30; Corner kicks — NB 5, SF 4; Saves — NB 11 (D.Brunner), SF 5 (Mazariegos 1, Colin Bard 4).
MCCONNELLSBURG 2, CHESTNUT RIDGE 0 >> Jake Boehme and Patrick Keefer connected for a pair of goals in a Sideling Hill League victory over Chestnut Ridge.
Boehme scored first with an assist from Keefer, then three minutes later, Boehme helped out on a Keefer goal.
The Spartans (10-0, 7-0 SHL) racked up 16 shots, compared to just one for Ridge.
"I thought the guys played very well possession-wise," McConnellsburg coach Cory Houck said. "I felt like the game was not quite as close as the score shows. We only gave up one shot on goal, so we needed to do a better job of finishing. We hit the crossbar like three times tonight."
Hunter Souders had only one save in the Spartans' fifth shutout of the season.
McConnellsburg 2 Chestnut Ridge 0
First half — (M) Jake Boehme, asst. Patrick Keefer, 29th min. (M) Keefer, asst. Boehme, 32nd.
Shots — McC 16, CR 1; Corner kicks — McC 5, CR 2; Saves — McC 1 (Hunter Souders), CR 9 (Knoster).
CUMB. VALLEY CHRISTIAN 4, CARROLL CHRISTIAN 3 >> Cumberland Valley Christian saw a 3-1 lead evaporate in the second half, but the Blazers scored the final goal to top Carroll Christian in a non-league game.
Carroll got the first two goals of the second half to tie it 3-3, but with nine minutes left, Spencer Bard scored after a pass from Spencer Propst.
Jackson Park and Bard each had a pair of goals, and Kenneth Hott, Eric Woo and Cullen Spealman aded assists for CVC (5-9).
"Park and Bard really put the team on their shoulders tonight," Blazers coach Stan Hott said. "They got after every loose ball and really controlled the game."
CV Christian 4 Carroll Christian 3
CV Christian31—4Carroll Chr.12—3
First half — (CV) Jackson Park, asst. Kenneth Hott, 4th min., (CV) Sterling Bard, asst. Eric Woo, 9th, (CV) Park, asst. Cullen Spealman, 22nd, (Car) Ben Reed, 33rd.
Second half — (Car) Jake Nelson, 50th, (Car) Ryan Whittington, 59th, (CV) Bard, asst. Spencer Propst, 71st.
Shots — CVC 13, Car 18; Corner kicks — CVC 5, Car 2; Saves — CVC 13 (Eli Black 10, Aaron Johnson 3), Car 8.